By Lim Kim-Hwa, Ooi Pei Qi

October 2013 COVER STORY
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The GST is on the way, stirring up a lot of controversies. Penang Monthly offers an understanding of what it will mean to the common man.The likelihood is very high that the National Budget being tabled on October 25 will introduce the country to a Goods and Services Tax (GST). This move is driven by a combination of several external macroeconomic and domestic factors.First, several international ratings agencies have voiced concerns about Malaysia’s mounting fiscal debt, meaning that the country...

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Lim Kim-Hwa

is Chief Executive Officer of Penang Institute

Ooi Pei Qi

is a research analyst at Penang Institute. She is interested in global trends that affect Penang.